My Dog Skip
Well folks, we've officially made it through the 90s. I'm so very sad to see them go, again, but they just weren't meant to last forever. And the Merethon must go on...
Leading us off in to the 2000s is My Dog Skip.
I must admit, I might sorta like this movie. It's not my favorite, and frankly, it's a bit too sentimental even for me...which is saying a lot. But it's certainly got something. Not everything, but something.
Dink Jenkins may be another for my list of all-time favorite Luke Wilson characters, though. I mean, it's hard not to love him. He's just that beautiful, ball-playing, good-natured, golden-boy-next-door (literally), who ships off to war, valiantly, like all the other good boys...And it just breaks your (my) heart when he comes back jaded, drunk and hopeless...
It all seems a bit...contrived, maybe? At any rate, I still think it's fairly poignant.
I've also got a soft spot for little Jack Russels. I don't think ours are nearly as talented as the one who plays Skip, but they're still pretty damn charming, when they want to be... But really, mostly, I think I've just got a soft spot for dogs in general. This movie could definitely strike a chord with anyone who's ever had a really amazing dog. I certainly have and I wish everyone were so lucky.
Well, I think that's enough. If ya like dags, maybe see this one. Or if you like sappy movies. Or movies with Kevin Bacon.
MERE'S OFFICAL RATING: 3 out of 5 stars
Leaving sandwich unattended within reach of dogs could result in sandwich scarcity.
Committed (Yeah, I'm looking at you for this one, Liberty Hall...don't let me down! : )